September 23, 2014—Can any single object create more more anxiety for librarians than the simple X-Acto knife? At the inaugural Books@Baker event, Michael Blanding, author of The Map Thief and Baker Library staff member, discussed the damage... Read more
September 9, 2014—The new academic year brings with it a host of events and exhibits; make sure to save the date!
Writing Practice at the Frances Loeb Library
Through October 22
We hope you will join a discussion of trends in Information and Technical Services and how they might be adapted to benefit Harvard’s scholars.
Please sign up for a session by clicking a link below. All sessions... Read more
July 15, 2014—A single photograph may capture a moment; a collection can provide a window to the past.
Earlier this year, photograph conservators from the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia visited Harvard and shared some... Read more
Michael Cotta-Schønberg will be speaking not on the future of academic libraries, which he says he has done too much, but on the history of the World Library from 2040 to 2090. The presentation will take the form of a speech by the president of... Read more
May 20, 2014—A March 17 or December 24 birthday often meant that the woman did not know her real birthday or perhaps even her age. She perhaps adopted a date significant to Irish Catholicism as a memory aid and as a link to home. A patient who... Read more
May 6, 2014—Electronic images can be poor substitutes for images in print—one reason why art and architecture scholars continue to rely heavily on print publications despite a shift to digital.
Vanessa Kam, acting head of music, art and... Read more
May 6, 2014—During Preservation Week (April 27 – May 3), the Library’s Weissman Preservation Center and Collections Care unit welcomed over 75 visitors to learn more about methods, tools and materials.
Presses, cutters, solvents, brushes,... Read more